INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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................................................................................................................................................................ 48 7 Disabling Flash............................................. 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer....................................................................................................................................................................................... 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ......................................................................................................................................................... 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen ............................................................................. 55 x Image Playback........................................................................................................................................................... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting......... 46 1 Full Auto Techniques...................................................................................................................................................................................... 40 Formatting the Card............................................. 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ................................................................................................... 27 Setting the Date and Time............... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting .................................................. 3 Conventions Used in this Manual .............................................................................................................................................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List................................................................ 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects............. 5 Contents at a Glance.............................................................................................. 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display ............................................................... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ............................... 50 3 Shooting Landscapes...... 29 Selecting the Interface Language..................................................................................... 14 Nomenclature ................................................................. 24 Installing and Removing the Battery........................................................................................................................................... 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens .......................... 35 Basic Operation .................... 10 Handling Precautions ..................................... 12 Quick Start Guide ................................................ 4 Chapters ............................ 38 3 Menu Operations .................................................................................................................. 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card .......................................................................... 58 6 ........ 26 Turning on the Power ......................................................................................................................................................... 49 2 Shooting Portraits..............................................

..............................................................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ..................................................106 7 ................................................................................................................................................................................97 A FE Lock......................................................................................................................94 Setting the Color Space ............104 Preventing Camera Shake ..............................................................................................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer.......................................................................96 A AE Lock .....................................................................................................................................................................80 Depth of Field Preview ..75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots .......................72 A Selecting a Picture Style ..........................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ......................................................................................................................................................................................................78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ...............................................66 S Selecting the AF Point ................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality...................85 q Changing the Metering Mode.........60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed .................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ..............................................................................................................................................................................................70 j Using the Self-timer ..............91 A Registering a Picture Style.............................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE..........................................................98 B: Setting the White Balance .........................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing............68 MF: Manual Focusing .................................................................................................................................................................69 i Continuous Shooting ..........................64 E: Changing the AF Mode .........................................................................................................................................82 a: Manual Exposure..................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style .....Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE......................................................................................................................99 2 White Balance Correction..........................................................................................................................................................................................................

............... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning .. 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly.................................................................. 150 Appending Dust Delete Data .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 159 k Enjoying Movies ....... 138 Setting the Image Review Time .............................. 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ..................................................................................................... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ............................................................................................................................................................ 113 Focusing Manually........ 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ............................................................................ 146 Setting the Flash ............... 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning .................... 138 Card Reminder ....................... 160 k Playing Movies .................................................................................................. 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies.................... 124 Shooting Function Settings ................................................................................... 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings.......................................................................................................................................................................... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color.........................................................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ................................. 142 B Checking Camera Settings.......................................................... 108 Shooting Function Settings ..................................................................................................................................................... 111 Using AF to Focus ........................................................................................................................................ 164 8 .............................. 156 u/y Magnified View .......................... 138 Silencing the Beeper ........................................................ 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ....................................... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time.. 158 b Rotating the Image .................................... 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features .............................................................................................. 139 File Numbering Methods ..............................................................................................................................

.................................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) .................................................225 Index ......................................................................................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback)........................................................................192 Registering My Menu ............................................176 wPrinting..........................216 Troubleshooting Guide..........171 B Shooting Information Display ...................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF ...................................................................167 K Protecting Images ..............................................202 Using a Household Power Outlet .........................................................................................................................................................................................190 Custom Function Settings ................................................................................................................................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes....................................................................................................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ..........................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails ......................................165 Viewing the Images on TV .........................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ...........203 Remote Control Shooting......170 L Erasing Images .......................................198 Setting Copyright Information.................................................................................178 Trimming the Image ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................212 System Map ......................................218 Error Codes............................................210 Menu Settings ................................................................................................................................224 Specifications ..................................................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ................................................................................................................................................................204 External Speedlites .......................................................................................................................................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions .......................................................................................................................................

124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.49 (7 Flash Off) p.87 (Exposure compensation) p. 53.50.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.46.84 (Bulb exposure) p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.45 . 64 (D Flash photography) p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 . 62.71 (j Self-timer) p.108 (A Live View shooting) p.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.

175 (Direct printing) 11 . 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.72 (73.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.170 (K Image protect) p.167 (Video OUT) p.72 (76. 1) p.53. 83.171 (L Delete) p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.68 (S AF point selection) p.58 (x Playback) p.156 (H Index display) p.

Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. dry. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. do not use the camera. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. card and battery from the camera. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. 12 . test all its functions before using it. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. This is to avoid damaging the camera. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. well-ventilated location. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. Even while the camera is in storage. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. For stubborn dirt. remove the lens. and focusing screen. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. reflex mirror. If condensation forms on the camera. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. If there is condensation. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. To prevent condensation. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. viewfinder. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth.

attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. or magnet. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. 13 . Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. Although this is not a malfunction.99% effective pixels. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. etc. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. note the following: Do not drop. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. In low or high temperatures. or wet the card. Do not store the card in hot. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. the camera may become hot. Live View shooting. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. physical shock. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. or humid locations. Do not subject it to excessive force.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. are not a malfunction. It will return to normal at room temperature. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source.01% or less pixels. Store the card in a case. dusty. bend. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. or vibration. They do not affect the images recorded. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. However. or movie shooting for a prolonged period.. speakers.

27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen. .33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color. (p. (p. (p. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card. Set the power switch to <1>. see page 24. Attach the lens.26) To charge the battery. see page 29.31) With the card’s label facing you. (p. (p.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. insert it into the slot.

press the <x> button (p. Take the picture. (p. To delete an image.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. and the camera will focus the subject. on the LCD monitor.171).Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). (p.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. see “Erasing Images” (p. If necessary. see page 107. (p.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. Review the picture.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. Focus the subject. To display the image again. Press the shutter button halfway. (p. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. the built-in flash will popup automatically.58). 2 sec. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. 15 .

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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34) Hood mount (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.34) Focusing ring (p.231) Zoom position index (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.33) 21 .34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.33) Contacts (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.35) Lens mount index (p.231) Zoom ring (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.69.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.13) Lens mount index (p.69.33) Zoom position index (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.35) Contacts (p.33) Zoom ring (p.

Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.24).24). Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .

Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 .205). Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom.

As shown in the illustration. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). attach the battery securely.10°C / 43°F . For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. 2 Attach the battery. It takes approx. When the battery is fully recharged. the full-charge lamp will turn green. recharging in low temperatures (6°C .Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. To detach the battery. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. 24 . For safety reasons. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. follow the above procedure in reverse.

The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. Doing so can damage the battery charger. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. a small amount of power current is released. the battery has reached the end of its service life. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. Even during storage. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. 25 . resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. remove the battery. After recharging the battery. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. When not using the camera. If necessary. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. Purchase a new battery.

Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. To prevent short circuiting. 3 Close the cover. the battery Insert the end with contacts. the hinge might break. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. 2 Insert the battery. Insert the battery until it locks in place. After opening the battery compartment cover. Otherwise. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. 26 .until it snaps shut. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. be careful not to swing it back further.

27 . see page 29 to set the date/time.. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card. the LCD monitor will display <f>.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. the <f> icon might not be displayed.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. This is normal and not a problem. During the sensor cleaning. About Auto Power Off To save battery power. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation.37). Even during the sensor cleaning. just press the shutter button halfway (p. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. <1> : The camera turns on. Set to this position when not using the camera. [Recording .139). You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically.. To turn on the camera again.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture.

n : Battery must be recharged. see page 109. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. 550 shots Approx. no Live View shooting. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. For battery life with Live View shooting. the number of possible shots may be lower. 470 shots without flash use and approx. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. 470 shots Approx. 270 shots with 50% flash use. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. Depending on the lens used. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. but adequate power remains.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. 28 . c : Battery will be exhausted soon. x : Battery level is slightly down. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. • Using the LCD monitor often.

set the date/time again. 1 Display the menu. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. the date/time might be reset. The date/time will be set. then press <0>.to select the the <U> key date or time number. 29 . Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Press then press <0>. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. Press the <V> key to set the number. Be sure to set the correct date/time. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. the 3 SetPress date and time. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. (Returns to b.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. Under 2 Time]. Press <0> so <a> is displayed.) setting. Press the <M> button to display the menu. the [6] tab. If this happens.

then press <0>. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. 30 . Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top).3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. the the <V> key to select language. tab. Press the <M> button to display the menu. then press <0>. the 3 SetPress desired language. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. The interface language will change.

etc. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. ISO speed.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. image-recording quality. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. When you set the power switch to <1>.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). 3 Close the cover. 2 Insertshown by the illustration.138). the card. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. 31 . face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place.

• Removing the battery. card. • Shaking or banging the camera around. never do any of the following.140). then let go. then close the cover.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. the image number might not start from 0001 (p. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover.42). Doing so may damage the image data. then open the cover. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor.. or data is being transferred. Gently in the The card will stick out. Pull the card straight out. 32 . being erased. If the card already contains recorded images. • Opening the card slot cover. Make sure the access lamp is off. It may also damage the card or camera. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. use a different card. remove and reinstall the card. Set the power switch to <2>. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. The card may then return to normal. the 2 Remove pushcard. Check that “Recording. When the access lamp is lit or blinking.. If the error persists.

Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. When storing the camera without a lens attached. autofocus will not operate. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). 33 . Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. lens. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). 4 Remove the front lens cap. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. Red index lens. do it in a place with minimal dust. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera.

Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button.6x. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1. then detach it.) 34 .9 mm / 0. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1.94 in. do it before focusing.59 in. If you want to zoom. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens. Image sensor size (22. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. Turn the lens until it stops. do not touch the rotating part.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom.3 x 14.88 x 0. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly. Doing so may cause loss of vision. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers.42 x 0.

However. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. picture. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>.5-5. 35 . The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. If the camera is mounted on a tripod.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. The Image Stabilizer will operate.5-5.6 IS lens as an example. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer.

6. 3. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. see page 107. 5. 2. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. To maintain a stable stance. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. 4. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. sold separately) is recommended. place one foot in front of the other. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. 36 . Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp.

Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. Even during the menu display. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. 37 . It can cause blurred pictures. To prevent camera shake. You can press the shutter button halfway.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. then slowly press the shutter button completely. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. and image recording. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. image playback.

The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. When the shooting settings are displayed. press the <Q> button. 38 . 1 Display the Quick Control screen.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. This is called the Quick Control screen. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. the the <S> key to select function to be set. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). you can select certain drive modes (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. the 2 SetPress desired setting.72).

Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.99) ISO speed (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p.72) Picture Style (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. <0> 39 .103) Drive mode (p.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.86) AF mode (p.80) Shutter speed (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.75) White balance (p.20) Image-recording quality (p.70) Metering mode (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.89) Shooting mode* (p. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture).66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.194) Flash exposure compensation (p. select the function and press <0>.

3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. <S> cross keys. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. use the <M> button. and <0> button on the camera back. While looking at the LCD monitor. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . date/time. etc.

item. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. 5 SetPress desired set it. <0> to setting. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. 4 Select the setting. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. tab.) The current setting is indicated in blue. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. then press <0>.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. Press the <M> button to display the menu.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. A list of menu functions is on page 212. the setting. 41 . 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item.

then select [OK]. Under the [5] tab. Even protected images will be erased. before formatting the card. 42 . When the card is formatted. 2 Format the card. the menu will reappear. 1 Select [Format]. Select [OK]. format the card with the camera. press <0>. When the formatting is completed. transfer the images to a computer. select [Format]. If necessary. all images and data in the card will be erased. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. then press <0>. For low-level formatting. etc. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. then The card will be formatted..

Even in this case. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. When discarding the card.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new.224). This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. When the card is formatted or data is erased. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. Then format the card with the camera. The card is full with images or data. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. The actual data is not completely erased. only the file management information is changed. 43 . The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. A card-related error is displayed (p. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual.

This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. If this happens. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. 44 . Appears when you press the <x> button. menu screen. the LCD monitor might turn off. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. image. If a fluorescent light is nearby.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. etc. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. In such a case. the display-off sensor (p.17. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button.

2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes.103). major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. Also. With the Basic Zone modes. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast.210). Ba si cZ one 45 .

on the LCD monitor. halfway.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. If necessary. you can push it back down with your fingers. 3 Focus the subject. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. and generally the closest object will be focused. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. If the built-in flash has popped up. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. the built-in flash will popup automatically. 46 . The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. All the AF points will be used to focus. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. Focus confirmation light picture. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. At the same time.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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A simple background makes the flower. If you are too close to the subject. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. Under low light. With a zoom lens. use the telephoto end. Move to the subject as close as possible. use a macro lens (sold separately). To make small things appear much larger. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. 52 .25m/0. the built-in flash will fire. etc. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance.8ft>. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark.. move away from the subject. Some lenses have indications such as <40. If you have a zoom lens. use the <4> (Close-up) mode.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. stand out better.

5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. When you want to take the picture. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. Aim the center AF point over the subject. Hold the camera steady and shoot. 3. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. Use the center AF point to focus. the beeper will continue beeping softly. During autofocusing. continuous shooting (max. use the <5> (Sports) mode. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. If you hold down the shutter button.7 shots per sec. 53 . If focus cannot be achieved.) and autofocusing will take effect. approx. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. press the shutter button completely. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink.

4 feet from the camera. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Keep the person within 5 meters/16.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. Also. Under low light. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. 54 . the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person.4 feet from the camera. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. When using a zoom lens. If the self-timer is also used. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view.

A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. However.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. * CA stands for Creative Auto.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. the 3 SetPress desired setting. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. depth of field. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. picture. the image-recording quality. For details about each function. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. color tone (Picture Style). to select You can <S> key the function (7). the the <S> key to select function to be set. see page 56-57. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. 55 . the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. etc. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness.

C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). If you want to blur the background. If you move it toward the right. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. <D> (Flash on). or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. When flash is used. the picture will look darker. If you set <b> (Flash off). If you move it toward the right. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. it will not be applied. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. the background will look more in focus. the background might not look so blurred. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. the picture will look brighter. the background will look more blurred. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. 56 .

Remote control shooting is also possible (p.71. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. (p. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. you can set it for portraits.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes.. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. continuous.204). <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. By pressing <0>. or black-and-white photos. landscapes. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer. the set number of shots is taken continuously. (5) Single.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p.7 frames per second (fps). you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. * By pressing <0>. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. 57 .

press the <Y> key. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. the display format will change. the last captured image will be displayed. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. 1 Playback the image.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. Each time you press the <B> button. When you press the <x> button. image. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. see page 155. For more details on the playback procedure. 58 . press the <Z> key.

you can set various functions and be more creative. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. * <d> stands for Program. 3 59 . to prevent spoiled shots. In the <d> (Program AE) mode.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210.

60 . A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). 4 Take the picture. Then press the shutter button halfway. This is called Program AE. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. 2 Focus the subject.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder.

drive mode. In bright light (4000 22). The functions you can set are limited. After you take the picture. You can freely set the AF mode. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). drive mode. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway.210). the program shift will be canceled. In very low light or very bright light.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. With <d>.64). In low light (30" 3. The program can be shifted. the built-in flash will not fire automatically. Program shift is not possible with flash.64). decrease the ISO speed. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway.62) or use flash (p.62) or use the built-in flash (p. as shown in the figure. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. So under low light. and other functions (p. In the <d> mode.5). built-in flash. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. 61 . many functions such the AF mode. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. you can change the ISO speed (p. either increase the ISO speed (p.

the ISO speed is set automatically (p. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. the ISO speed.63). (9) [ISO speed] will appear. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed.64). if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial. the farther the flash range will be (p. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. When you shoot at high ISO speeds.6400. Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. etc. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. dots of light.192). ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 .Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level.400 400 .63). 1 Press the <Z> button.Fn)] menu.) may appear. With “AUTO” selected.194). noise (banding. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . 62 . “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p.1600 1600 .Fn)] menu. In the Basic Zone modes.6400 (p.

6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . the ISO speed will be set within this range. Select the ISO speed. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. Therefore. Under the [y] tab. However. or 3200. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. 63 . the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. When “AUTO” is set. 800. 200. As indicated below. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. then press <0>. 1600. 400.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. in the image’s shooting information. select [ISO Auto]. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. then press <0>. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>.

just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.5 / 3.5 / 3.5 .5 / 3.3.6. picture.5 . 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder. Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .97 1 .138 [Approx.6 IS lens 64 . 1 Press the <D> button.30 / 3.5 1 . button halfway. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .42 / 3. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.5 .5 / 3.6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.69 1 .7. “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder. In Creative Zone modes.15 / 3.49 1 .5 .9. or backlit conditions in daylight.5 . you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.2.1/200 sec.D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors. 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.5 .5 . the shutter speed (1/60 sec. .22 1 .43 1 .3. and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.5 .11 / 3.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5 / 3.5 . the flash will fire for the picture.31 1 .5 .15 1 .) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake. In the <d> mode.5 . While the flash is recycling.5 / 3.5.5 .5 .5 / 3.12 1 .11 1 . low light.5 .21 / 3.13 / 3.26 / 3.5 .19 / 3.24 1 .5-5.5-5.7.61 1 .5 .4.17 1 .34 1 .5 / 3.

increase the ISO speed. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). take the picture after this display turns off. 65 . the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. when the room is well lit. In bright light. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. then press <0>. the picture will be taken. when you press the shutter button halfway. decrease the ISO speed. Then when you press the shutter button completely. For flash photography. decrease the ISO speed. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. By increasing the ISO speed.3 feet away from the subject. Under the [1] tab. For important shots. then press <0>. For best results. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. select [Red-eye reduc.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. or when you go closer to the subject. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. Select [Enable].]. you can extend the flash range. When you press the shutter button halfway. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject.

When you press the shutter button halfway. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. You can then recompose the shot if desired. While you hold down the shutter button halfway.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. 4 Focus the subject. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. 2 Press mode] will appear. When focus is achieved. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. the focus will be locked. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. With evaluative metering (p. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. 66 . In the Basic Zone modes. then press <0>. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode.86). the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. 1 On the lens. the camera will focus only once. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. the <ZE> button.

Recompose the picture and try to focus again. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. Also. However. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. the subject will be focused continuously.68) is automatic. 67 . focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. With AI Servo AF. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. if the subject starts moving. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. the beeper will sound softly. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light.202). If this occurs. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. When the AF point selection (p. During autofocusing. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken.

68 . you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. Generally.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. <s>. <f>. Therefore. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. automatic AF point selection will be set. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. While looking at the viewfinder. and <a> modes. With the <d> (Program AE). 2 Select the AF point. When all AF points light up.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. 1 Press the <S> button. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. all the AF points are active. the subject.

2 Focus the subject. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. with a fast lens from f/1.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. Also. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. First use the center AF point to focus. If you focus the eyes first. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF.0 to f/2.8. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. 69 . If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. select and use the center AF point. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. the beeper sounds. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. If it is difficult to focus. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>.

This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. In AI Servo AF mode. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. 70 . Since the flash will require recycling time.193) is set to [2: Strong]. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. 3 Take the picture. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. Press the <U> then press <0>. 1 Press the <YiQ> button.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting.7 shots per sec. 2 Select <i>. Flash can also be used. key to select <i>. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject.

beeper. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. (p. Look through the viewfinder. then press <0>.58).j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. focus the subject. then press the shutter button completely. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. use focus lock (p. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. 2 Select the self-timer. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand.205). Two seconds before the picture is taken. Q: 10-sec. press the <YiQ> button. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. 3 Take the picture. self-timer The remote control can also be used. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. 71 . it may throw off the exposure.106) q: 10-sec. With <q>. After taking self-timer shots. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. self-timerN (p.204) l: 2-sec. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. attach the eyepiece cover (p. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash.

then press <0>.5 megapixels) and the image quality. or 4.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. select [Quality].2 3. ISO speed. then press <0>.5 megapixels (4.5M) Approx.4 3.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx. card brand.1 24. 17.2 1. ISO 100. Select the desired quality.9 megapixels (18M) Approx. and other settings. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M). 2 Selectyour reference. Under the [1] tab. 72 . 1 Select [Quality]. 8.7 2. 17. image size in pixels (****x****). * The file size. the image-recording quality.9.0. 8.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx.4 1.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card. and Standard Picture Style. 4.0 megapixels (8M) Approx. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. 17. [Quality] will appear. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed.5+6. number of possible shots.5 24. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject. Custom Functions.

7cm/7.0in.3in.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer. Even with the same number of pixels. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. 83 A4 (29. the image quality will be slightly lower. Or. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. the 7 image has higher image quality.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. If 8 is selected.) you want to crop the image.8x12.9in. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 .5x11. 1.7x21cm/ 1 83.7x8. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73.7cm/16.7in. Other than 1.9. Depending on the shooting conditions. 11. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page. For details. it might be fewer than indicated. If A3 (42x29. or 1+73 is recommended. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera. but more images can be saved to the card.0x5. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras. 14.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera.8x3.8x10cm/5. 73 .

the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing. CR2 0001 . they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . JPG File extension 1.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. Using the provided software is recommended. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject.) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). (Noise may be noticeable in the images. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. 74 .Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C.JPG for JPEG and .CR2 for RAW).

you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. then press <0>. The image looks softer. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. [Picture Style] will appear. 75 . The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. Effective for close-ups of women or children. By changing the [Color tone] (p. you can adjust the skin tone.92). 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. 1 Press the <XA> button. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. sharp. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. and very sharp and crisp images. and crisp. Effective for impressive landscapes. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. Picture Style. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. picture.

etc. For natural colors and subdued images. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style.91). Other than with 1. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. W User Def. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. When [Monochrome] is selected. [Landscape]. and adjust it as desired (p. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. a Picture Style file. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. 76 . The image is dull and subdued..A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer.

Except for <8>. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. The second half of this chapter.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. aperture setting. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. 77 . 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed.

3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. Also. However.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. and “15"” is 15 sec. the desired shutter speed. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. “0"5” indicates 0. picture. * <s> stands for Time value.5 sec.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. 78 .

the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. to 1/500 sec. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). If the exposure will be too dark. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. If this happens. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. or slower. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. to 1/30 sec. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. If the exposure will be too bright. 79 . If you use a telephoto lens. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If this happens. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. to 30 sec. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec.

2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. the desired aperture. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. 80 . set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. picture. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. If no lens is attached to the camera. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. the smaller the aperture opening will be.

If this happens. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes.) shutter speed display will blink. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). the narrower the depth of field. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. Under low light. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. but also the lens and subject distance. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. 81 . And the closer the subject. the “30"” (30 sec.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. If the picture will be too bright.) shutter speed display will blink. If the picture will be too dark. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. On the other hand. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. If this happens. In such cases. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background.

82 . You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). . to suit the scene’s brightness. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync).Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. Using a tripod is recommended. keep it steady to prevent camera shake.30 sec. If you are handholding the camera. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. set the [7 Custom Functions (C.112).192). (fixed)] (p. In low light. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec.

While you change the shutter speed and aperture. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. * <a> stands for Manual. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. the exposure level mark will move.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. or to bulb. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. To set the aperture. to 1/30 sec. turn the <6> dial. 83 . 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. You can decide which exposure level to set. With flash. To set the shutter speed. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture.

A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p.204) for bulb exposures. p. later.204. the image might look a little grainy. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. etc.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec.193). For bulb exposures. 84 . You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. It can be used to photograph fireworks.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. 205) is recommended.

Increase the ISO speed. I want to use flash. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. Flash can be used. A slow shutter speed has been set. 85 . FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. it means that the subject is too dark. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. 3 Take the picture. the subject. however.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. The exposure is correct. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). The desired depth of field will not be obtained. Decrease the ISO speed. it means that the subject is too bright. Use a tripod to steady the camera. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. This mode sets the depth of field automatically.

1 Select [Metering mode].select the the <U> key to metering mode. then press <0>. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. This metering mode is for advanced users.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. Under the [2] tab. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. then press <0>. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. This metering mode is for advanced users. evaluative metering is recommended. 86 . etc. select [Metering mode]. the 2 SetPress metering mode. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. Normally. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes.

the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. After taking the picture.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. 87 ./AEB] on page 89. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. comp. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops.

With the shooting settings displayed. setting] option.149). (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. comp] (p. press the <Q> button (p. Press the [Flash exposure comp.103) is set to anything other than [Disable].] will be displayed at the bottom. Select [Flash exp. To make the flash exposure brighter. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder./ AEB] menu (p. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). 1 Display the Quick Control screen.38). turn the <6> dial to the right. comp. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. 2 Select [y].89).<S> key to select [y*]. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway. 88 . turn the <6> dial to the left. After taking the picture. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired.

89 . AEB amount picture. then press <0>. and increased exposure. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)./AEB]. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. You can then choose the best exposure. Under the [2] tab. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount./AEB].3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. comp. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. When you press the shutter button halfway. the AEB amount. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. decreased exposure. Press <0> to set it. comp. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. select [Expo.

Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control.57). Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. 90 . the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. With <q> set. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. AEB will be applied. decreased exposure. and increased exposure. flash recycling is complete. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. If <i> continuous shooting (p. you can take three continuous shots.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. etc. decreased exposure. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. Using AEB with exposure compensation. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. and increased exposure.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display.

<B> button. see page 93. take test shots.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. select [Picture Style]. then press <0>. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. The Detail set. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. then press <0>.then press the Select Style. 1 Select [Picture Style]. To see the resulting effects. 91 . parameter. To customize [Monochrome]. Under the [2] tab. then press <0>. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. screen will appear. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. the 4 SetPress parameter. The Picture Style selection screen will appear.

The closer it is to E. set it toward the plus end. the more diluted the colors will look. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to H. the softer the image will look. set it toward the plus end. the sharper the image will look.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. The closer it is to G. The closer it is to H. To make it sharper. To increase the color saturation. the redder the skin tone will look. set it toward the minus end. To make the skin tone less red. the bolder the colors will look. To make the skin tone redder. The closer it is to G. set it toward the F end. The closer it is to F. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. set it toward the minus end. 92 . you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. To make it less sharp. the more yellow the skin tone will look. To decrease the contrast.] in step 3. the crisper the image will look. The closer it is to H. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. By selecting [Default set. set it toward the E end. To decrease the color saturation. set it toward the plus end. To increase the contrast. the blander the image will look. The closer it is to G.

Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. The blue sky will look quite dark. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. The sunset will look more brilliant. 93 . Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. The blue sky will look slightly darker. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. It can make the image look more impressive. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. Skin tones and lips will look fine. and the white clouds will look crisper. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. you can create a monochrome image in that color. The blue sky will look more natural.

4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. 3 Press <0>. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. 2]. [User Def. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. select the Picture Style here. 2 Select [User Def. 3]. 1 Select [Picture Style]. Style. select [Picture Style]. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. Under the [2] tab. then press <0>. <B> button. screen will appear. 94 . The Detail set.*]. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. press With [Picture <0>. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. then press the Select [User Def. then press <0>. 1]. or [User Def.]. Style] selected.

changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness].A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. the 6 SetPress parameter.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. then press <0>. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. all the [User Def. *]. 95 . follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. *] will be displayed in blue. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. *] and then shoot. *] settings will revert to the default. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. *].144). For details. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. then press <0>. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def.

select [Color space]. 96 .0 (Exif 2. sRGB is set automatically. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. 1 Select [Color space]. The ICC profile is not appended. the color space. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). Adobe RGB. With this camera. then press <0>.21). Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. Under the [2] tab.0 (Exif 2. then [sRGB] press <0>. In Basic Zone modes. sRGB is recommended. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. For normal shooting. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images.21).

97 . * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. This is called AE lock. It is effective for backlit subjects. then recompose and take the shot. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. button. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. Press the shutter button halfway. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. AE lock is applied at the center AF point.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). 1 Focus the subject. Each time you press the <A> button.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. and take picture. The exposure setting will be displayed. it locks the current auto exposure setting. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting.

Each time you press the <A> button. then press the <A> button. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. the <D> icon will blink. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. The flash is fired to take the picture. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. <A> button. 98 . In the viewfinder. 4 Take the picture. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit.

The “Approx. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. 2 Select the white balance. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. Normally. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. The plain. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. 1 Photograph a white object. You can set any white balance. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. [White appear. white object should fill the spot metering circle. In Basic Zone modes. Spot metering circle 99 . then press <0>. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. <Q> will be set automatically.

The custom white balance selection screen will appear. Press the <WB> button. then press <0>. select [OK] and the data will be imported. On the dialog screen which appears. it cannot be selected in step 3. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. press the <M> button to exit the menu. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. a correct white balance might not be obtained.76). If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. Press the <U> key to select <O>. then press <0>. Instead of a white object.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. then press <0>. If you do step 3. 4 Select the custom white balance. When the menu reappears. 100 . an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. 2 Select [Custom tab. data. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased.

2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. Under the [2] tab. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. and G is green. During the white balance correction. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. A is amber.) Sample setting: A2. G1 101 . This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. On the upper right. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. M is magenta. the correction. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. B is for blue. then press <0>. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear.

the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. and 3. Green (G) bias. and 3. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. On the right. Magenta (M) bias. In step 2 for white balance correction. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. Standard white balance. Since three images are recorded for one shot.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. Set the white balance bracketing amount. 2. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. or 1. During WB bracketing. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. 2. when you turn the <6> dial. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. the card will take longer to record the shot. Amber (A) bias. Standard white balance. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. 102 . the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). Blue (B) bias.

For RAW images. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. the image might still come out bright. the correction is done when the image is captured. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. set this to [Disable] first. The default setting is [Standard]. then press <0>. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. If you want a darker exposure. noise might increase. 3 Take the picture. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. 103 . Under the [2] tab. the setting.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. flash exposure compensation. [Standard] is set automatically. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. In Basic Zone modes. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. then press <0>. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. With JPEG images.

3 Take the picture.]. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. correct. the correction is done when the image is captured. With JPEG images. then press <0>. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. screen. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). For RAW images.]. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. select [Peripheral illumin. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . Under the [1] tab. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. The default setting is [Enable]. If [Correction data not available] is displayed. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. then press <0>.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. the four corners of the picture might look darker. correct.

the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. For details. When using a non-Canon lens. 25 lenses. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. the lower the correction amount will be. noise might appear on the image periphery. the correction amount will be lower. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). 105 .3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. if you select [Enable]. With EOS Utility (provided software). see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. Depending on shooting conditions. The higher the ISO speed. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. In step 2. If the lens does not have distance information. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. For JPEG images already captured. even if [Correction data available] is displayed. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached.

Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. there will be a shutter-release sound. later. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. press the transmit button. it will go back down automatically. 1 Focus the subject. press the shutter button completely. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. then the picture is taken 2 sec. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. When you press the shutter button completely. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure.195). Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. In such cases. Remote control shooting. but no picture will be taken. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. the mirror locks up. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. mirror lockup is effective. delay. The mirror will swing up. later. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. single shooting will take effect.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. 106 . Do not point the camera toward the sun.

Using a tripod is recommended. For details. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. This is called “Live View shooting.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. 107 . camera shake can cause blurred images.

After the image review ends. Press the <A> button. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. with AF or Before shooting. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. 100%. 2 Focus the subject. picture. The image’s field of view is approx.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. When you press the shutter button halfway.113-120). the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. 108 . focus manual focus (p. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely.

The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components.] to [Enable]. When flash is used. During Live View shooting. set [Live View shoot. but only one shot will be taken. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. 1 hr. 109 . at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. 30 min. there will be two shutter sounds. do not point the lens toward the sun. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122.

If <g> is blinking. the information display will change. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). If flash is used or bulb is set. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. 110 . the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting.or bright-light conditions. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. However. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button.

Picture Style. and AF mode. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. When <f> is selected. drive mode. In Creative Zone modes. you can also set the white balance. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. the AF points will also be displayed. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. function and set it. 111 . The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. 1 Press the <Q> button.

With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). If you select [y Dust Delete Data].Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting.204) for Live View shooting. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. or [Quick mode] (p. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. Even while the Live View image is displayed.]. During continuous shooting. (camera power remains on). [6 Sensor cleaning]. [7 Clear settings]. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p.118). [u Live mode] (p. 112 . In Creative Zone modes.113). p. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. the Live View shooting will be terminated. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting.114). you can display grid lines. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. 169).139). If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period.167. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. or [7 Firmware Ver. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min.

113 . If you want to achieve precise focus. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. and [Quick mode] (p. select [AF mode].Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed.120). Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus.118). To return the AF point to the center. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. press the <L> button. While the Live View image is displayed. AF point 2 Move the AF point. 1 Display the Live View image.114). The AF point < > will appear. Select the AF mode. Press the <A> button. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Under [6 Live View function settings]. and focus manually (p. [u Live mode] (face detection. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). Also. magnify the image. the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. p.

114 . Press the <A> button. the AF point will turn orange. <q> will be displayed. When focus is achieved.108). Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. If focus is not achieved. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. Have the target person face the camera. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p.Using AF to Focus the subject. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. When a face is detected. picture. human faces are detected and focused. If multiple faces are detected. 1 Display the Live View image. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure.

When you press the <L> button. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. too bright or too dark. If the focus is way off. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. the <p> will be grayed out. If focus is not achieved. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. titled horizontally or diagonally.108). 115 . the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. or partially hidden. picture. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. face detection will not be possible. When focus is achieved.113). turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. If a face cannot be detected. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. the AF point will turn orange. the center AF point < > will be used to focus.

Even when focus has been achieved. the image will be magnified at the AF point. In the u Live mode. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. If this happens. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. 116 . pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. the focus might be off. then take the picture. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. return to the normal view and autofocus. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode.

A special effects filter is used. Night scenes or points of light. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Subjects in low light.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. color. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. Extremely small subjects. Subjects at the edge of the picture. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. 117 . Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. or pattern keeps changing. Subjects strongly reflecting light. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. flat surfaces. Under a light source whose brightness.

118 . Press the <A> button.<Q> button. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. and the larger box is the magnifying frame. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Although you can focus the target area quickly.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p.66). AF point 1 Display the Live View image. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points.

picture.108). 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. the reflex mirror will go back down. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. The AF point used to focus will light in red. When focus is achieved. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. 119 .Using AF to Focus the subject. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. The Live View image will turn off. and AF will be executed.

Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. picture. 2 Move the magnifying frame. Each time you press the <u> button. 120 . 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. press the <L> button. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. After achieving focus. 3 Magnifythe <u> button.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. To return the magnifying frame to the center.the magnified image. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. the image. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually.108). then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p.

Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. In low light. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. However. If this happens. the screen might flicker. However. 121 . If there is a very bright light source in the picture. When you magnify the image. If you then continue with Live View shooting. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. such as the sun. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. If you point the camera in a different direction. If the light source within the image changes. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. the image quality might degrade. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases.

This is to prevent image degradation. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. dots of light.) may appear. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. etc. 122 .191). noise (banding. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. the image will be captured in the normal view.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. During the magnified view. the exposure might not come out as desired. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. Before taking a long exposure. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. If you take the picture during magnified view. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. Even if you take the picture during magnified view.

The movie recording format will be MOV. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. To check the card’s read/write speed. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. the movie might not playback properly. the movie might not be recorded properly. 123 .

To stop movie shooting. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. The reflex mirror will make a sound. 3 Shooting the movie. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. If necessary.movie. When you press the shutter button halfway. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. do not point the lens toward the sun. press <A> again. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. 169). autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. During movie shooting.113-120). 124 .k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. 2 Focus the subject.167. While the movie is being shot.

This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. 40 min. At 0°C/32°F: Approx.126) on the screen’s bottom left.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8.16). press the <S> button. 20 min.131). 125 . bottom. you can set the exposure compensation. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. left. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. the top. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. shutter speed.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. If you use Movie crop.16). Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p. During movie shooting. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. and aperture are set automatically. 1 hr.97). Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. size] setting (p.5mm dia. The ISO speed.. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. 1 hr. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask.

k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. 126 . When movie shooting starts. Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. the information display will change. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip.

To set the aperture. turn the <6> dial. then press <0>. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed.6400 127 . 3 Select [Manual]. select exposure]. the speed.[Movie Under the [o] tab. Select [Manual].k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed.1/60 sec. The reflex mirror will make a sound. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. and ISO speed for movie shooting.1/30 sec. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . 2 Select [Movie exposure]. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. . 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. aperture. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. To set the shutter speed. . • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. then press <0>.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 .

128 . If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom.173). 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. due to the drive of the lens aperture. With manual exposure shooting. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. and aperture will not be displayed. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. will be recorded. When shooting a movie of a moving subject.124). The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. the shooting mode. to 1/125 sec.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. With Auto ISO. The faster the shutter speed. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. shutter speed. is recommended. the movie image might flicker. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes.

Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. If you take a still photo during movie shooting. 1 sec. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 .

Auto Lighting Optimizer. 1 Press the <Q> button. 130 . The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. When <f> is selected. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. and AF mode.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. function and set it. the AF points will also be displayed. Picture Style. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. image-recording quality (for still photos). movierecording size.

Russia. Also. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. The aspect ratio will be 4:3.). Mexico. 131 . it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. Japan. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. China. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. : Standard-definition recording quality. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. Australia. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. Korea. etc. Still photos cannot be taken. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. etc. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. in [Live mode].).

165 MB/min. 300. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. (A new movie file starts being recorded. However. press the <A> button. 49 min. 1 hr. If you autofocus during movie shooting. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. 12 min. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. 49 min. 330 MB/min. [u Live mode]. AF is possible during movie shooting. continuous autofocusing is not possible. and approx. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. You can select [Live mode]. 24 min. To start movie shooting again. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. 39 min. 330 MB/min. or [Quick mode]. 59 sec. AF will be executed in Live mode.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. AF during k When [Enable] is set.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. 132 . If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. you can extract a still image from the movie. approx.000 pixels at [640x480].

no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. press the <w> button. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. AE lock is not possible. 133 .Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. Press the <w> button for AE lock. AE lock is not possible. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. • AF/AF lock. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. press the <w> button. p. still photo shooting will take effect. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. While holding down the <w> button. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. For AF.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. • AE/AF. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. then press the transmit button. For AF.

If [Enable] is set. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m].6400. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. you can display grid lines. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. 134 . shutter speed. set this option to [Auto].) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. and aperture for movie shooting (p.127). highlight detail will be improved.5mm dia.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally.16). The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 .

If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. First. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. the faster the indicator will climb upward. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. The slower the card. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. If the card has a fast writing speed. If you take still photos during movie shooting. the movie shooting might stop.126) will be displayed in red. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). 135 . The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. you should set the IS switch to <2>. If the indicator becomes full.

Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. However. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. When not shooting. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. 136 . the movie shooting will stop automatically. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. the image quality may be degraded. If this happens. However. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while.167. turn off the camera. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. the sound will be properly recorded. 169) and shoot a movie. The image quality of movies is not affected.

153) 7 137 .143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.138) Card Reminder (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.

select [Image review]. 138 . then press <0>. Select the desired review time.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. Under the [1] tab. select [Release shutter without card]. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. the image display will end. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. During the image review. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. then press <0>. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. Under the [1] tab. select [Beep]. Select [Disable]. then press <0>. If [Off] is set. Under the [1] tab. and you cannot release the shutter. If [Hold] is set. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. then press <0>. then press <0>. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time.

Under the [6] tab. then press <0>. press the <B> button. With the adjustment screen displayed.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power.. then press <0>. When checking the exposure of an image. If [Off] has been set. Under the [5] tab. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. To turn on the LCD monitor again. select [LCD brightness]. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. select [Auto power off]. then press <0>. then press <0>. Select the desired power-off time. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. 139 . When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. You can set this auto power-off time.

Select one. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . Even after you replace the card. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. Under the [5] tab. The available settings are described below. You can change how the file number is assigned. then press <0>. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. If you want to use continuous file numbering. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film.JPG. you should use a newly-formatted card each time. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. then press <0>. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. select [File numbering]. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously.

If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. If the file number in folder No. “. MOV” for movies.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. the file name will start with “IMG_”. you should use a newly-formatted card.JPG” for JPEG images. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. for example. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. 999 reaches 9999. After the manual reset.CR2” for RAW images. The extension will be “. When you reset the file numbering manually. To restart the file numbering from 0001. the file numbering restarts from 0001. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. and “. Each time you replace the card. Replace it with a new card. For both JPEG and RAW images. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. 141 . a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001.

In such a case.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. the image might not rotate for playback. select [Auto rotate]. It will be rotated. The setting of this feature can be changed. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. Use the software provided with the camera instead. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. On the camera’s LCD monitor. [OnPD] is set. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. Under the [5] tab. Select one. then press <0>. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. 142 . then press <0>. The available settings are described below. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. but the image does not rotate during playback. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. Set [OnPD]. then playback the image. Also.

65) Auto rotate display (p.29) Beeper (p. press the <B> button to display the settings.107) Red-eye reduction (p.102) Live View shooting (p.101)/ WB bracketing (p. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.146) Date/Time (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display.142) LCD monitor auto off (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.150) 143 .Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed.139) Sensor cleaning (p. While the menu is displayed.138) Auto power off (p.96) WB correction (p.

144 . To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. then press <0>. Select [OK]. 3 Select [OK]. select [Clear all camera settings]. select [Clear all Custom Func.Fn)]. then press <0>. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. select [Clear settings]. desired setting. then press <0>. Under the [7] tab. (C. 1 Select [Clear settings]. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. then press <0>. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings.

Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. Enable Enable 2 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 . Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec.

Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. select [Screen color]. then press <0>. 146 . Select the desired color. select [LCD auto off]. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. Select [LCD auto off]. When you exit the menu. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. Select [Screen color]. Under the [5] tab.

then press <0>. The flash functions will be displayed. setting] or [External flash func. Select [Flash control]. The functions displayed under [External flash func. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. setting]. setting] The [Built-in flash func. setting] and [External flash func. set this to [Enable]. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. select [Flash control]. Select [Built-in flash func. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. If [Disable] is set. [Built-in flash func. 147 . setting] and [External flash func. Under the [1] tab.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. [Flash firing] Normally. The flash control screen will appear. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions.

setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). If [2nd curtain] is set. This is for advanced users. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. However. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. With 2nd curtain sync. Normally. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec.]. If an external Speedlite is attached. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. you can also set [Hi-speed]. and [Wireless set. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. [Zoom]. For details. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. Shutter sync. setting] and [External flash func.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely.. 148 . Flash mode With an external Speedlite. * For other flash modes. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. and once immediately before the exposure ends. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. Clean the sensor with care. A brush can scratch the sensor. • Setting the power switch to <2>. • Opening the card slot cover.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. never do any of the following. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. If the power is turned off. If the power is cut off. 154 . • Opening the battery compartment cover.

8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. 155 . going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set.

1 Playback the image. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. 4 images and one image displayed. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. 3 Select the image. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. 156 .x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. the last captured image will be displayed. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. display. When you press the <x> button. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear.

If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. 157 . 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. 1 Select the jump method. select [Date]. On the single-image display. by jumping.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. select either one to display only movies or stills. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. turn the <6> dial. On the bottom right. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. the jump method and current image location are indicated. then press <0>. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. press the <V> key. To change the jump method.

A movie cannot be magnified. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. If you hold down the button. The image will be magnified.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. If you hold down the <u> button. 1 Magnify the image. 158 . During image playback. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. press the <u> button. press the <x> button and the single image display will return. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. To exit the magnified display. Magnified area position around image.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken.

Under the [3] tab.142) before taking vertical shots. 1 Select [Rotate]. then press <0>. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. you need not rotate the image as described above. 159 . repeat steps 2 and 3. <0>. A movie cannot be rotated. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. select [Rotate]. 2 Select the image. To exit and return to the menu. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. press the <M> button. 3 Rotate the image. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. You can also select an image on the index display.

169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. 160 . there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. Playback on a TV set (p. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV.167. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files.k Enjoying Movies Basically. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality.

use a high-performance personal computer. be sure it is compatible with MOV files. see the PDF file instruction manual. inquire the software maker. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. For smooth movie playback.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). For details on commercially-available software. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. 161 .

With the single-image display. press On <0>. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. Speaker the movie. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. 162 . 3 Pressthe single-image display. then press <0>. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. movie.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. During movie playback. <0>. As movies cannot be played on the index display. see the next page. Select The movie will start playing. Press the <x> button to display the image. During the index display. 4 Playback[7] (Play). For more details on the playback procedure.

1 sec.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. 30 min. During the single-image display.167. Displays the movie’s last frame. Displays the movie’s first frame. Each time you press <0>. Displays the editing screen (p. it will fast forward the movie. 169) to playback a movie. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie.173). the movie will play frame-byframe. Each time you press <0>. the still photo will be displayed for approx. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display.164). If you hold down <0>. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. it will rewind the movie. 2 hr. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. during the movie playback. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p.) 163 . (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume. If you hold down <0>. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. a single previous frame is displayed. adjust the sound volume with the TV set.

To save it as a new movie. The editing screen will be displayed. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. select [New file]. Then press <0>. press <0>. To change the editing. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. then press <0>. select [X]. 4 Save the[W]. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. select [Overwrite]. increments (position indicated by [X]). 164 . be edited out. then press <0>. [New file] will not be selectable. increments. select [2] and press <0>. 3 Check the edited movie. After deciding which part to edit out. go back to step 2.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. To cancel the editing. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). To save it and overwrite the original movie file. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. Select The save screen will appear. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. If the card does not have enough room. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. 1 On the movie playback screen. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). movie.

1 Select [Slide show]. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. Only the movies in the card will be played back. The [Select date] screen will appear. then press <0>. then press <0>. If you selected [iDate]. Under the [3] tab. select [Slide show]. Then press <0>. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select the date.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 .

For still photos. 169. The display time may vary depending on the image. the key to select [Set up]. Press <0> again to resume the slide show.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. After [Loading image. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. To pause the slide show. auto power off will not take effect. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options.] is displayed. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. During movie playback.. press <0>.. During the slide show. To view the slide show on a TV set. you can press the <U> key to view another image. then press <0>. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. During auto playback. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. press the <M> button. During pause. Press then press <0>. the slide show will start. then press the <M> button. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. During pause. 5 Quit the slide show. 166 . see pages 167.

button. 167 . To playback movies. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. turn off the camera and television. see page 162. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. part of the image displayed might be cut off. By pressing the <B> button. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. insert it into the <D> terminal. you can change the display format. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. * Depending on the TV set.

When you press the camera’s <x> button.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. Doing so may cause a malfunction. then press the Enter button. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. Press the / button to select an option. then press <0>. Select [Enable]. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. Then press the Enter button. then press <0>. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. In such a case. 168 . The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. image. then press the Enter button. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. For a slide show. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. When the camera is connected to a TV set. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. Under the [4] tab. The menu will appear.

Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. button. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. may not operate properly. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. For details. and use the camera to control the playback operation. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. see page 162. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. see the TV set’s instruction manual. the images will not be displayed properly.) To playback movies. In such a case. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. Certain TV sets. 169 . If the video system format does not match the TV’s. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal.

To protect another image. select [Protect images].K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. The menu will reappear. press the <M> button.42). it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. the protected images will also be erased. you must first cancel the protection. If you format the card (p. repeat step 2. press <0> again. If you erase all the images (p.172). The <K> icon will disappear. Under the [3] tab. 1 Select [Protect images]. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. To exit the image protection. To cancel the image protection. then press <0>. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. 170 . Once an image is protected. then press <0>. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. only the protected images will remain. Image protect icon protect it. When an image is protected. The protect setting screen will appear. To erase a protected image.

3 Erase the image. Protected images (p. 171 .L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. you can erase multiple images at one time.170) will not be erased. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. The Select [Erase]. press <0>. 1 Select [Erase images]. then image displayed will be erased. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. 2 Press the <L> button. then press <0>. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. Under the [3] tab. select [Erase images]. Once an image is erased. it cannot be recovered. protect them. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased.

To also erase protected images. all the images in the card will be erased.42). The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. To erase other images. To return to the single-image display. to be erased. To display the three-image display. then press <0>. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card].L Erasing Images images]. 4 Erase the images. Press the <L> button. press the <I> button. press the <u> button. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. format the card (p. Select [OK]. repeat step 3. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. The selected images will be erased. 172 . Select [Select and erase then press <0>. The images will be displayed.

File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. * For movie files. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. <G> will be displayed. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. recording size <A/B/C>. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. you can switch the shooting information display. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. recording format <D>. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. the 73 file size is displayed. the movie icon <k/ >. 173 . set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again.

And the more pixels there are toward the right. the darker and less prominent the color. the brighter the image. the highlight detail will be lost. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. And the more pixels there are toward the right. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. The more pixels there are toward the left. 174 . the color will be too saturated with no detail. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. If there are too many pixels on the left.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. the shadow detail will be lost. the brighter and denser the color. And if there are too many pixels on the right. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. and blue). the respective color information will be lacking. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. If there are too many pixels on the left. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. the darker the image. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. green. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left.

176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card. etc.Printing Images Printing (p. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. quantity to print. 9 175 .185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher.

the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. up the printer. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. 176 . Some printers may make a beeping sound. 4 Turn on the printer. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. To connect to the printer. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. 2 SetFor details. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. see the printer’s instruction manual. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>.

3. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. Press the <x> button to playback the image. Before disconnecting the cable. make sure it is fully charged. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. it indicates a problem with the printer. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. printing up to approx. 4 hours is possible. first turn off the camera and printer. 177 . Press <0>. Movies cannot be printed. 6 Playback thex> button. On the print setting screen. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. 2. To find out what’s wrong. Press the < The image will appear.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. With a fully-charged battery. do the following: 1. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p.184). For direct printing. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. select [Print].

Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. Sets the paper size. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. Sets the quantity to be printed. The paper size. see the printer’s instruction manual. type. 0 2 Press <print>. Returns to the screen in step 1.180). certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. Some settings might not be available. 178 . The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. The paper settings screen will appear.setting screen will appear. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. Starts the printing. <0>.then press Select [Paper settings]. and layout you have set are displayed.183). and layout. * Depending on the printer. 3 Select [Paper settings]. For details. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. type.

• [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. 179 .185) will be printed. or 20 images on one sheet. The page layout screen will appear. exposure compensation amount. aperture. etc. 8. 4. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. then press <0>. white balance. the print will have borders. On A4 or Letter size paper. The paper type screen will appear. 9. lens name.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. shutter speed. The print will have no borders. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. Option to print 2. * From the Exif data. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. The print setting screen will reappear.. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. the camera name. shooting mode. ISO speed. 16. then press <0>. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. will be imprinted. then press <0>. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p.

then press <0>. go to step 5. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. bluish blacks.182). Prints in black-and-white with cool.need not set necessary. * When you change the printing effects. However. Select the desired printing effect. see the printer’s instruction manual. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. The image noise is reduced before printing. yellowish blacks.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. If you any printing effects. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. then press <0>. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. For details. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. No automatic correction will be applied. 180 . This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182.

Select <I>. With Easy printing. necessary. any trimming (p. (You cannot set the number of copies. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. you can print another image using the same settings. 181 .) Also. Select <R>. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. the number of copies will always be 1. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. Just select the image and press the <l> button. then select [OK]. Set as necessary. then press <0>. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. Set the number of copies. Select [Print]. If image tilt correction (p. Set as desired. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. To stop the printing. it may take longer to print the image.144). then press <0>. 7 Start printing.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. all the settings will revert to the default.183) will not be applied.183) has been applied. With Easy printing. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. then press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer.

When [On] is set. [Color tone]. select the printing effect. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. M is magenta. Red-eye corr. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. the red eye will be corrected for printing. 182 . and [Color balance]. the face will be brightened for printing. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4.127) or highlight level (128 . Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. With the Adjust levels screen displayed.255).wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. When [On] is set. you can adjust the [Contrast]. B is for blue. If you select [Clear all]. To adjust the [Color balance]. press the <B> button. use the <S> keys. When you select [Detail set. You can then adjust the printing effect. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted.]. A is amber. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>.] effects will not show on the screen. and G is green. [Saturation]. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr.

If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. Do the trimming right before printing. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. the size of the trimming frame will change. The smaller the trimming frame. you may have to set the trimming again.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. 1 On the print setting screen. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. select [Trimming]. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. The print setting screen will reappear. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. 183 . When you adjust the image tilt.5-degree increments. and aspect ratio. position. 2 Set the trimming frame size.

resume printing. The smaller you make the trimming frame. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. While trimming the image. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. If you look at the image on a TV screen. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. see the printer’s instruction manual.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. After fixing the problem. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. and check the waste ink tank.wPrinting Depending on the printer. For details on how to fix a printing problem. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. Press <0> to stop printing. the grainier the picture will look on the print. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. no paper. 184 . the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. etc. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. For details on resuming the printing.

[Date].) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. 2 Select [Set up]. and file No. date imprinting. Select the option to be set.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. then press <0>. select [Print order]. then press <0>. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. Select [Set up]. the option as desired.]. Under the [3] tab. (They cannot be set individually for each image. and [File No. Select the desired setting. [Print type] [Date] [File No. imprinting. then press <0>.] 185 . then press <0>.

Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. With [Index] prints. 4 Exit the setting.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. [On] imprints the file No. If this happens with your printer. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. Press the <7> button. the date or file No. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. The print order screen will reappear. select [Sel. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. The print order may not work or may be overwritten.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. Also.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. both the [Date] and [File No. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. Next. on the print. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. Even if [Date] and [File No. the print order may not be possible.] are set to [On]. Prints both the standard and index prints. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. depending on the image type. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. When printing with DPOF. 186 .

[Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print.Image Select and order images one by one. Even if you select “All image”. print no more than 400 images for one print order. To return to the single-image display. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. press the <I> button. After completing the print order. If you specify more than this. all the images might not be printed. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. To display the three-image display. 187 . press the <u> button. If you select [Clear all on card]. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. When using a PictBridge printer. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image.

you can easily print images with DPOF. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. be sure to set the paper size.178) Set the printing effects (p. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. (p. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. 3 Select [Print]. 1 Prepare to print. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. 5 Select [OK]. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. [Manual] cannot be selected. see page 184. Under [Adjust levels].W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. 2 Under the [3] tab. See page 176. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. If [Bordered] is set. the card’s remaining capacity was low.180) if necessary. • When you paused the printing. Depending on the printer. select [Print order]. • When you set the index. Before printing. select [Resume]. 188 . If a problem occurs during printing.

Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 . You can do it with Custom Functions.Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences.

select [Clear all Custom Func. then press <0>.144). Under the [7] tab.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. then press <0>. Press the <U> the Custom Function No. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. setting. then press <0>. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No.Fn)].Fn)]. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. Press to select the setting (number). Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. At the bottom of the screen.. select [Custom Functions (C. 190 . 4 Exit the the <M> button. (C. Custom Function No.

193 p.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p. C.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.196 p.195 p.194 p.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync. speed in Av mode p.195 k C.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.194 k k k C.) 191 . (Settings are disabled.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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With [z] displayed. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. Under the [9] tab. press the <V> key to change the order. the desired items. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. You can register up to six items in My Menu. Then press <0>. On the confirmation dialog. select [My Menu settings]. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. then press <0>. then Select [Register to My press <0>.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. To return to the screen in step 2. then press <0>. Menu]. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. 198 . press the <M> button. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. then Select press <0>. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu.

] to check the copyright information currently set. 4 Exit theentering the text. select [Copyright information]. 3 Enter text.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. 199 . Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. option. setting. then press <0>. press the After <M> button to exit. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details].3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. The text entry screen will appear. 1 Select [Copyright information]. Select [Display copyright info. then press <0>. Under the [7] tab.

Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. Entering text In the bottom area. Exiting After completing the text entry. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. press the <S> key to select a character.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. then press <0> to enter it. 200 . press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software).

The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. etc. 11 201 . system accessories.

see page 117. For details. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). solid-color walls.48). do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. etc. etc.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows.) In such cases.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. see the Extender’s instruction manual. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. etc.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. etc. computer keyboards.6 or smaller (larger f/number). 202 .

3 Insert the DC Coupler. Close the cover. the DC cord. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. 203 . 2 Connect the DC Coupler. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). 1 Connect the power cord.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. After using the camera. unplug the power plug from the power outlet.

The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. When focus is achieved. 204 . You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec. delay. The camera will autofocus. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. During wireless remote control.71).4 feet from the camera. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights.

205 . 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. To prevent this. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. 1 Remove the eyecup. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. eyepiece cover.23) attached to the camera strap. use the eyepiece cover (p.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure.

(Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. setting].) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. the flash will fire at full output only. only [Flash exp. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera.] can be set for [External flash func. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. In other words. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. comp] and [E-TTL II meter.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated.147). If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. For detailed instructions. 206 . EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation.] to be set.

non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. shoot in the manual flash mode.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. the flash can be fired at full output only. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. or slower. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. It might not fire. 207 . Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting.

please check with the card manufacturer.] to Press <0>.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. then press <0>. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. transmission. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions.]. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. select settings]. To set up.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. Select [Connection info. 208 . use of the card is not permitted. set [Enable]. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. then press <0>. (p. 4 Display the connection information. please check with the card manufacturer. then press <0>. If you set [Disable]. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. Without approval.

Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. airports. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. 209 . the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. If the image transfer does not work. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. During the image transfer. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. see the card’s instruction manual. auto power off will not take effect.58). Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. For details. it may still transmit a signal. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. In hospitals. Turn the camera off and on again. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established.] is set to [Disable]. 6 Take the picture. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. For transferred images. Even if [Eye-Fi trans.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. Because of the transmission function. The battery power will be consumed faster.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

*4: For autoexposure only. [Remote control] can be set.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. 211 . *5: On the movie shooting mode menu. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56.

/ 4 sec. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. 2. / 8 sec. 1. 212 . 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. [y] Shooting 3.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. [7] Set-up 3. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C.

1600 / Max. 213 . / 4 min. 3200 / Max. / 2 min. 400 / Max.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. / 8 min. / 15 min. / 1 min. 800 / Max. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used.

min. day) and time (hour.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 .) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. month. (C.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver..Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year. sec. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func.

the [Expo. [7] Set-up 3. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. / 10 min. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. / 30 min.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock.]. comp. WB Shift/BKT./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. Under the [2] tab. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. The [y] Shooting 3. Live View function settings 215 . / 30 sec. / 16 sec. no AE lock / AE/AF. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. / 1 min.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

218 . If there is a problem with the battery charger. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. Press the <B> button (p. Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>.31). the power will turn off automatically. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. Recharge the battery (p. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds.44). If this happens. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p.26). If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem.26). first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. When the image recording is completed.24). contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p.

31). set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. 123).31. The card is not properly inserted (p. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. 37). The image is out of focus. set the IS switch to <1>. If the card is full. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p. a picture cannot be taken.107. 69). The camera turns off by itself. Purchase a new one.33). If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. To prevent camera shake. or focus manually (p. the number of possible shots will decrease. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use.24).37. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off].31). 219 . Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. Auto power off is in effect.36. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. press the shutter button gently (p. 171).

). The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p.Fn)] menu.192). If it is set to [Strong]. ISO 100 can be set (p. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set.194). If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed.134). When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. If you shoot at night when the background is dark. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. This also applies to movie shooting (p.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.194). the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. If a card error message is displayed. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable].Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. see page 42 or 224. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. [Low]. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. When I use the <f> mode with flash. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. the shutter speed becomes slow. or [Disable]. ISO 100 cannot be set. 220 . This also applies to movie shooting (p.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard].193).134).Fn)] menu. ISO 100 cannot be set. etc.

If you use flash. movie shooting may stop automatically. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly.. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. camera operation noise can be heard. 221 . If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. When a movie is played. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card.135). Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. To find out the card’s read/write speed. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit.109). the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p. movie shooting will stop automatically. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. If the card’s writing speed is slow. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. etc. The movie shooting terminates by itself. 59 sec. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. This is normal.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire.

The image cannot be erased. The file numbering does not start from 0001. If the LCD monitor is dirty. It will return to normal at room temperature. certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. use a soft cloth to clean it. If the image has been protected. it cannot be erased (p.40).170).Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. In low or high temperatures. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. the first character will be an underscore (p. If you use a card which already has images recorded. If Adobe RGB is set.96). the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p.140). The menu screen shows few tabs and options. Set the color space to sRGB. 222 . the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black.

and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software).29). or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. The correct date and time has not been set (p. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. No image appears on the TV screen.214). Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual.167. 169).Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. In such a case. 223 . Depending on the card reader and computer OS used.180). The card reader does not detect the card. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear.169). Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera.

Operate the power switch (p.27. 16). 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. Turn the camera off and 30. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. Card cannot be accessed. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. Turn the camera off and on again. Clean the lens contacts.31. Operate the power switch. 60. 04 Replace the card.13. 50.31. remove and install the battery pack 70. 20.Error Codes Error No. The built-in flash could not be raised. Cannot save images because card is full. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. or format the card (p. or use a Canon lens (p. Remove and insert the card again. 171. 01 02 05 224 . 42). or format the card (p. 80 again. erase unnecessary images. Shooting is not possible due to an error. Turn the camera off and on again. 40. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. Operate the power switch (p. 10. Replace card. Follow the onscreen instructions. 42). an error message will appear. Countermeasures No. write down the error No. on again or re-install the battery. replace the card.27).27). 26) * If the error still persists. If there is a problem with the camera.

4. 8.3 Auto.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. Shade. 17. 17. 18. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. Neutral. Flash). White fluorescent light. Cloudy.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card. SDHC memory card. single-lens reflex. 1. User Def. Preset (Daylight. Portrait.0 JPEG. SDXC memory card 22. Tungsten light.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 .90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. Manual. Monochrome. Faithful.3 x 14.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. Landscape. 1 .

Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. Portrait. Flash Off. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. AI Servo AF. Creative Auto. aperture-priority AE. AI Focus AF. shutter-priority AE.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. Program). Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx.0 . 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . 95% Magnification: Approx. or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3.5 . 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . Sports.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx. Night Portrait. Close-up. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments).6400 Auto. ISO 100 .or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 .0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed.+1. depth-of-field AE. Landscape.18 (at 23°C/73°F.4 USM lens. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . 0.

7 shots/sec. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. bulb (Total shutter speed range. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.) • Flash Retractable. self-timer with 10sec.: 13/43 (ISO 100. Available range varies by shooting mode. 3 sec.4 USM lens. 1/4000 sec. or 2-sec. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . to 30 sec. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3.. delay and 10-sec. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. (Full Auto mode). Max. 34 shots RAW: Approx. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 .Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 3. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. X-sync at 1/200 sec. auto pop-up flash Guide No. continuous shooting. to 1/60 sec. approx. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max.

20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.6400 (in whole-stop increments). 25p: 25.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H. 60p: 59.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 .7 cm (3 inches) with approx.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29. 330 MB/min.00 fps. 330 MB/min.97 fps.94 fps. 50p: 50. 1.4 USM lens.04 million dots Approx. 24p: 23. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 .6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 .976 fps. 165 MB/min. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 165 MB/min.

HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). jump by 10 or 100 images. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. detailed info. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 .10x Image browsing methods: Single image. by shooting date. approx. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached.5x . histogram). 1. video/audio OUT. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. by movie. approx. 4-image index.5mm dia. Single image + Info (Basic info. 9-image index.

5 x 0.1 x 3.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .2 in.40°C / 43°F .5 x 75.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .40°C / 32°F .1 x 15.40°C / 43°F .7 oz.40°C / 32°F . Approx.5 mm / 2.40°C / 43°F .9 oz.8 x 97.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.5 mm / 2.4 in.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C . Weight: Approx.6 x 2.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. 530 g / 18. Weight: Approx.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128. 82 g / 2.3 mm / 5. (CIPA testing standards) Approx. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .7 x 1.2 mm / 1. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 . 52 g / 1. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx. 82 g / 2. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .1 x 3.4 in.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.1 x 3.8 oz. Approx.9 oz.4 x 55.104°F During shooting: 0°C .8 x 3.0 in.8 oz.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.7 x 1. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx. 475 g / 16.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .

5 x 70 mm / 2.5-5.8 in.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 . Weight: Approx. magnification: 0.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . (From image sensor plane) Max.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3. 200 g / 7. diameter x length: 68.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .0 oz. magnification: 0.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ . 455 g / 16.2. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards. (75 x 112 mm / 3.82 ft.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .61 ft. 231 .25 m / 0. (327 x 503 mm / 12.8 in. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max. (at 0. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3. consult the respective lens maker.0 in.45 m / 1.1 oz.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.7 x 2.82 ft.4 x 101 mm / 3.6 x 1.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . diameter x length: 75.5-5.0 x 4.49 m / 1. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.9 x 19.25 m / 0.48 ft.8 in. Weight: Approx.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.67 x 45 mm / 8.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .1 x 5.0 x 4.4 in.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.3 .

Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C.0 and Exif 2.. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output. in the United States and other countries. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories.g. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. HDMI. 232 . caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners.. etc. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. LLC. HDMI logo. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories.” * Notice displayed in English as required. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2.21 (also called “Exif Print”).

If a child swallows the battery. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. 233 . death. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. disassemble. . consult a physician immediately. changes color. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. and explosions.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. It may impair the person’s vision. . And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock.Do not use any batteries. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging.104°F). skin. • If excessive heat. When using flash to photograph an infant. chemical leakage. deforms. skin. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. and fire. power sources. remove it immediately.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. and clothing. keep at least 1 meter away. This is to prevent electrical shock. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. etc. Be careful not to get burned in the process. connecting cables. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. heat generation.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). and accessories not specified in this booklet. and material damage. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. accessories. Also. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. . • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. follow the safeguards below: .Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. It may cause an accident. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. It can cause blindness or skin problems. do not exceed the recharging time.Do not short-circuit. or emits smoke or fumes. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. smoke. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. This is to prevent fire or an explosion.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water.40°C (32°F . • Keep the back-up battery away from children. or clothing. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. See a physician immediately. . excessive heat. • During the recharging.

The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. 234 . grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. If the surrounding is dusty. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. Otherwise. • Do not use paint thinner. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. . or oily. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. follow the safeguards below: . If the product does not work properly or requires repair. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. . promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. . check if it is allowed. • To prevent fire and electrical shock.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. Doing so may damage your vision.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. Doing so may cause injury. cut. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. . the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places.Always insert the power plug all the way in. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment.When unplugging a power plug. benzene. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. . Also do not twist or tie the cords.Do not scratch. humid. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children.

please contact your local city office. For more information about the recycling of this product. Cd = Cadmium. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. in accordance with the Battery Directive. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . This product should be handed over to a designated collection point.com/environment. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury.. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste. e. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC).canon-europe. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above.European Union (and EEA) only. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. waste authority.g. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. (EEA: Norway.

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........................................97..... 216 Beeper...............148 2nd-curtain sync.... 99 Color tone...................156 640x480 ................85 Adobe RGB..80 B B/W (Monochrome)........ 52 Color space ............ 208 Format...................... 169 Access lamp.................45............ 2............32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE)....................................................................... 138 Eye-Fi...131 1st-curtain sync......... 84 BULB (Bulb exposure).67 Aperture-priority AE .......71 4.... 42 Problem.. 64........... 55 Cable ....................... 3.........37 Card...................................................... 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer...... 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off................................ 35 ....... 160............... 123 SDHC/SDXC........................................... 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ...... 143 Camera shake .89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)............. 169 Camera Camera shake................................................................ 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)............... 138 Black-and-white image ....160.67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ........ 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ..................................................160.............................131 Battery Grip .......................... 92 A A/V OUT.................... 31...........................27..... 93 Built-in flash.................................................... 84 C C (Creative Auto) ............. 224 SD speed class .... 2 Center-weighted average metering ......................................................................................................80 Audio/video OUT.................20 Battery → Power 237 ................................................. 36 Settings display................................................................................................ 134 AEB...... 76..or 9-image index display........96 AE lock....................76 Basic Zone modes .... 79....... 32................................ 167... 31 Card reminder ........... 70 Contrast...................Index 1280x720 ........... 144 Holding the camera...................................... 13......67 AI Servo AF............................................ self-timer ..................................... 92 Continuous shooting....................................131 1920x1080 .......................................... 112........148 2-sec............... 96 Color temperature .................... 106 Clear settings .................... 82 Bulb .....

.29 DC coupler.......................................... 120 Out of focus ....................... 131 Full Auto ...................................................... 48 Focus mode switch ............................................86 Exposure compensation ................................. 69....... 131... 117...... 88 Focus confirmation light ..................................16................................................ 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects .............70.............. ................................. 68 AF-assist beam.. 147 Red-eye reduction .. 113 AF point selection ...191 File number ............... 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ................. 56 Flash-sync speed............................................. 48 Format (card initialization).............. 192 Menu setting ...................... 47................. 206 Eye-Fi card ..........171 Error codes ...............151 E Erase (image) ...... 123.......................................................176 Dioptric adjustment .......................114 Faithful .... 132........... 33............ 47...36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF...................................... 64 2nd-curtain sync .................................190 Clear all ................... 69 Focusing AF mode ........................................55 Creative Zone modes ...............87 Extension ......224 Evaluative metering ............................................ 42 Frame rate..................................................................................................... 72. 64 External Speedlite.............Index Copyright information....... 65 Flash exposure compensation ..................................................... 206 FE lock. 148 Built-in flash ............. 77 Digital terminal ................. 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF)... 88 Flash off ..................................20 Custom Functions............ 46 Focus lock .... 46 Full HD .................76 FE lock............... 202 Recompose..141 External Speedlite.....185 Drive mode ..... 131 Full High-Definition............. 202 Manual focusing... 117............................. 194 Beeper ......... 49... 98 Flash exposure compensation.............................................................................. 140 File size .... 64 Custom Functions........................208 Eyepiece cover . 149 Effective range ............... 66.......................82 Dial............................ 214 Flash ..............203 Depth-of-field preview.. 160 D Date/Time ...........98 238 ..199 Creative Auto ............147..........................190 List................................................23........................................................................... 147...... 93 Firmware Ver.............................. 71 Dust Delete Data ..................

............................173 Highlight detail loss .....171 Highlight alert...........................62......................................... 33 ........... 113 239 ..............156 Jump display (Image browsing).......................... 151 Image review time ....... 13 Auto off...... 72 Index display ........... 134 H HDMI.................................. 160............................... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ................. 197 Image Zone ................174 Household power ..........96 Image Auto playback .......110....................... 72 Jump display ..................170 Rotate ..................................131.................... 20 Image-recording quality.. 146 Brightness adjustment ....158 Playback .......................157 Magnified view....................... 157 L I ICC profile .......................................................................168 High-Definition .................................... 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction..... 156 ISO speed ...................................... 18 Lens..... 62 Auto.......... 44 Image playback......................................................35 Attaching/Detaching ........................ 155 Menu screen ................. 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) ............... 63 ISO expansion ..... 104 Live mode (AF).174 Index........160..........................173 Highlight tone priority ............... 75 Language selection .................34 Landscape......................58... 159 Shooting information... 40 Screen color.........................................................................................................................142............ 139 Display switching .................... 63 G Grid display ......173 Histogram ....... 167 Image area............ 58.... 146 Shooting settings display ..............................165 Erase ............................................................................... 167 Highlight alert ..............Index Function availability table.....203 J JPEG .160....... 21..............112........... 138 Image verification data ........... 173 View on TV ................. 30 LCD monitor ................................................................................................................................................. 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ........... 155 Protect ......... 51............210 Image dust prevention........

212 My Menu..... 195 Mode Dial..............................134 Mirror lockup ............... 16 ...........83 Magnified view ........ 127 Movie crop ........................ 74............69.......................................... 129 View on TV ...............22 NTSC ............Index Live View shooting.................................................... 123 Sound recording ................ 124 Editing out first and last scenes ....................112 Possible shots ..... 132 Frame rate ............ 120 Microphone .............. 76 Night Portrait ... 131 Playback .......... 160 File size...............................................113 Grid display .......... 60 PAL...................................................................................................... 131 Recording time......... 66 One-Shot AF .......40 Metering mode............................. 70......... 132 Shooting....... 120 Maximum burst ..............106... 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ..........................................109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format... 54 Night scene .......................................42........................................... 131.......................................... 84................. 198 N Neutral....................76 Movie Autoexposure shooting .................................218 Manual exposure ..................... 193 Long exposure ..................... 193 Nomenclature........................................................................................ 214 240 ....................................20 Monochrome.................... 160................ 66 P P (Program AE).. 134 Still photo shooting......... 131 Manual exposure shooting...... 134 MF (Manual focusing) ........... 162 Recording size ........... 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ..73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings ............83........ 127 Manual focusing.120............................................................................................. 43 M M (Manual exposure)..69....198 Setting operation ......................86 Metering timer... 131........... 164 Enjoying ..............................................112. 158 Malfunction ........................ 167 My Menu ..........................................................107 Focusing..............

.............. 71....................................................... 109 Recharge ..61 Protect (image erase-protection)................... 27.................179 Paper settings....................... 57................................................ 54.....170 R RAW .................................. 72 ...104 PictBridge... 153 Sepia (Monochrome)..................................................... 139 Battery check..................................50................38 Quick Control screen ...........94 Pixels ......75 User defined ............. 173 Q Q (Quick Control) .................... 182 Tilt correction .74 RAW+JPEG....................Index Paper settings (printing)..................179 Print Order (DPOF)........................185 Printing effects ...........183 Program AE ........................ 92 Shooting information display .. 93 Sharpness ....28....... 159 S Safety warnings...... 110. 31 Remote control shooting............203 Possible shots ...................................... 109 Power Auto power off ..60 Program shift .... 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ...........................................178 Partial metering......74 Recharge.....180..... 233 Saturation ........................24 Switch ............................................................................................................. 72 ......27 Printing......................................118 241 ......... 150.....................176 Page layout. 204 Revert to default settings.......... 24 Red-eye reduction ................. 144 Rotate (image).................. 75 Possible shots...........58........................................................ 155 Portrait ........72 Playback ........................91 Selection................................... 142........................................ 126...........28 Household power.............................27...................................175 Picture Style Adjustment..............86 Peripheral illumination correction .......... 65 Release shutter without card............... 133..... 71 Sensor cleaning............38 Quick mode (AF)............183 Trimming..............................28..........................................................

........................ 99 Bracketing............................................... 214 View on TV......................53 Spot metering..............................................183 242 ....................83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ..................................162 Sports........................................80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)....134 Speaker. 101 Custom ........................................................165 Sound recording ...........................50 3 (Landscape) .....................51 4 (Close-up) .........53 6 (Night Portrait) .............23 System map....................37 Shutter-priority AE ................................ 99 Personal.................................................46 7 (Flash Off) ................. 169........18 Shutter button .216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) ..............52 5 (Sports)..........................49 2 (Portrait) ............................................85 M (Manual exposure) .....75 Stopped-down aperture ........... 102 Correction .........................78 Slide show ............. 100 T Tone priority ................ 163 W WB → White balance White balance .................Index Shooting mode........................................................................55 1 (Full Auto)............................................78 P (Program AE) ..........................93 Trimming (printing).................194 Toning effect (Monochrome) .................96 Standard ..................................... 19 Dioptric adjustment ........ 167 Viewfinder .............. 160.86 sRGB ..................................... 36 Volume (Movie playback) .123 Shooting settings display .......................................60 C (Creative Auto) .................................................................20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) .......... 78 V Video system...................................................82 Strap ..........................................54 k (Movie shooting)...........................

A Live View Shooting......Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ..........Z: ISO Speed ........f: Aperture-priority AE.......249 p...........p.....................Basic Zone Modes ............................250 p.........257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk ..245 p.246 p..Picture Style ...251 p................p......259 243 ..254 p.............254 p.Image Playback .............Image-recording Quality ..........p......d: Program AE ...252 p......p.............250 p.....Nomenclature ...250 p....249 p........250 p..............252 p............Custom Functions ...255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk .......................................S AF Point .....................E: AF Mode...................253 p...........s: Shutter-priority AE .......Q Quick Control Screen ......251 p...............i Drive Mode .........Using the Built-in Flash......246 p......247 p...Creative Zone Modes ..244 p....k Shooting Movies ......256 Installing the Software .

Press the <U> key to select the tab. 2. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 4. Press <0> to display the setting. press <0>. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . 3. then press the <V> key to select the desired item.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. After setting the item.

Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality.Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). The Quick Control screen will appear. then turn the <6> dial to set it. 245 . press the <Q> button.

see the camera’s instruction manual. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. then press <0>. then press <0>. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. Black-and-white images. then press <0>. 246 . Press the <U> key to select the quality.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max. burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .

Turn the <6> dial to set the function. then shoot.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). 249 . and the camera does the rest. then press the <S> key to select the function. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set. You just press the shutter button. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary.) Press the <Q> button.

250 . d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. If the shutter speed display blinks. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. If the aperture display blinks. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. The shutter speed will be set automatically. The aperture will be set automatically. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. then focus the subject. then focus the subject.

you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. Press the <ZE> button.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. Press the <S> key to select the AF point. While looking at the viewfinder. then press <0>. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. 251 . Press the <U> key to select the AF mode.

Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. the ISO speed is set automatically. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. When you press the shutter button halfway. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. then press <0>. 252 . When “AUTO” is selected.

To change the Live View settings.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. 180 shots 253 . Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu.

To stop movie shooting. press <A> again. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. To shoot still photos.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . Press the shutter button halfway to focus. press the shutter button.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. edit and print JPEG images on your computer. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. 256 .

The software will not be installed correctly. 257 . To download images from the cameras. If not necessary. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. uninstall the software. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). 4 Click [Restart]. remove the CD. 5 Once your computer has restarted. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. B When installation ends. the window for Step 4 appears. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software.

4 . 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). On your computer’s desktop. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon.10. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual).Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. 258 . 5 Remove the CD. To download images from the cameras. 4 Click [Finish]. If not necessary. the window for Step 4 appears. uninstall the software. When installation ends. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure.6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer.

2 Open the CD.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. Then select your language. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. To save the PDF manual to your computer. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. 2 Open the CD. Then select your language.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. Double-click the START. To save the PDF manual to your computer. 3 Double-click the START. 259 .pdf files.pdf files. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. Acrobat Reader (version 6. Double-click on the CD icon. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. Acrobat Reader (version 6.

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